Good Relationship with labor union
Based on the concept that "good labor-management relations are fundamental to corporate management," the Shiseido Group actively promotes information sharing regarding general corporate activities and discussions with employees to resolve issues in a concerted manner.
Shiseido Company, Limited and certain Group companies' (including overseas subsidiaries') employees are organized according to labor unions. In Japan, Shiseido's labor union, representing Shiseido Company, Limited, Shiseido Sales Co., Ltd. and certain affiliates' employees, adopts and operates the Union Shop System (applicable to approximately 11,800 Shiseido Group employees in Japan as of April 1, 2011).
In the union agreement document, Shiseido Company, Limited and Shiseido's labor union confirmed aims to "recognize the social mission of Shiseido's business, strive to realize sound development of the Company and maintain and improve the economic and social status of employees, thereby sustaining labor-management relations based on goodwill and trust." On this basis, both parties aim to honor their mutual stance and hold management councils as well as labor-management discussions in consideration of various issues. In fiscal 2010, joint consultations were actively promoted based on themes including "employees' work conditions and welfare" and "reviewing how employees work, work-life balance and correcting long working hours" to help optimize business operations.
Overseas subsidiaries are also doing business while respecting labor laws and regulations of respective countries, and are thereby striving to build and maintain asound labor-management relationships through communication with management, labor unions and employees.